Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born, Canadian-American business magnate, engineer,inventor and investor.
27 June 1971
Born on 28th June 1971 in South Africa. Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born, Canadian-American business magnate, engineer, inventor and investor.
He is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity. In December 2016, Musk founded The Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel-construction company focused on tunnels specialized for electric vehicles.
11 January 1991
Blastar video game 🎮
Blastar was a game written by Elon Musk in 1984 (at the age of 12). The source code was published in a magazine and he received $500 for it.
You can play a replica of the Blastar video game here: https://blastar-1984.appspot.com/
15 August 1995
University of Pennsylvania
In 1995 Elon Musk received his Bachelor in Physics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
4 September 1995
Moved to California
In 1995 Elon Musk moved to California and applied for physics at Stanford University. However, he left the program after two days.
31 October 1995
Elon Musk was accepted into Queen's University.
15 February 1999
Started Zip2, a web software company, with US$28,000 of their father's (Errol Musk) money.
28 February 1999
Compaq acquires Zip2
Musk received 7% or US$22 million from the sale.
13 March 2000
Musk co-founded X.com, an online financial services and e-mail payment company, with US$10 million from the sale of Zip2.
16 May 2000
Marriage Justin Musk
Elon marries Justin in 2000 but separated in 2008, after having six sons.
1 October 2000
eBay buys PayPal
PayPal was acquired by eBay for US$1.5 billion in stock, of which US$165 million was given to Musk.
2 June 2002
With US$100 million of his early fortune, Musk founded Space Exploration Technologies
9 February 2004
Investment Tesla Motors
Musk led the Series A round of investment in February 2004, joining Tesla's Board of Directors as its Chairman.
9 February 2006
Musk provided the initial concept, and financial capital for SolarCity, co-founded by his cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive
5 March 2010
Musk and President Barack Obama at the Falcon 9 launch site in 2010
11 June 2012
Tesla Model S
Tesla began delivery of its four-door Model S
11 August 2013
Musk unveiled a proposal for a new form of transportation between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area,